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how authorities captured the ohio man accused of plotting to bomb the united states capital building and kill government officials. the secret service is under fire again in the wake of a series of security slipups the agency undergoes a major leadership change. and reaching the top. seven years of planning and two weeks of climbing and in triumph for two rock climber. they before the first without aid to climb the wall of the dawn wall of the owe sem tees el capitan. captioning funded by cbs this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday january 15th
state group. cornell planned a deadly attack against government officials. susan mcginnis is in washington. good morning, susan. >> good morning, lauren. authorities have apparently been watching cornell sense the sum wher enhe first started posting online his support for terror groups and making threats against members of continuation, but when it appears he was starting to put a plan to attack the u.s. capitol into action they made a move. they stopped 20-year-old christopher cornell as he was taking the final steps to washington and execute his plan. his plan was to kill employees and officers working in and around the u.s. capitol. cornell's plot was foiled outside this gun range in southwestern ohio. while he allegedly bought two semiautomatic rifles and 600
rounds of ammunition police were waiting outside to arrest him. >> by that time. the agents had come across the parking lot. two agents were on top of him. two or stlee. >> reporter: court documents showed cornell posted other material online supporting isis. his father said he was a kid who somehow lost his way. >> i believe he was really vulnerable and i believe he was coerced in a lot of ways. >> last summer cornell allegedly told an fbi informant, i believe we should wage jihad under our own orders and plan attacks. lawmakers on the hill are placing the fbi for stopping the plot and they also remain concerned about the growing threat of home grown terrorists. michael mccaul pressed the administration to work your jen gently to counter violent islam islamic attacks in the u.s.
>> reporter: good morning, lauren. the french authorities are still looking for a number of people. they're hoping to find anyone who was linked to the three attackers. they've identified six members of a terror cell who they say are still at large. they're also hoping to find a possible accomplice of amedy coulibaly, the man who shot a policewoman and killed hostages at that coroner supermarket east of paris. chilly new images of that hostage taking has now emerged. security video from inside the market show shocking pictures of coulibaly holding a gun to a store worker as hostages cower in the back. meanwhile a leader in the arabian peninsula says they're behind the attacks. he said the base chose the target, laid the plans, and financed the operation. now, while french and u.s.
intelligence officials have authenticated the video they're not so sure the claims are real and it may simply be opportunism on this side of the group. meanwhile later today secretary kerry arrives in paris, a little late, some say, because he wasn't here for that rally last sunday but he said he's here to speak with the french authorities about international terrorism. >> and elaine i know the issue of "charlie hebdo," the latest one, has been flying off newsstands, so what's going on with circulation? >> reporter: it's on the newsstands again today. they knew in advance this would be something everybody wants, so there were only 700,000 copies released yesterday. more are coming to stands today long before the newsstands open and still many people going away disappointed today knowing they'll have to come back tomorrow. lauren? >> elaine cobb in paris.
thank you. the u.s. releelsed five prisoners from guantanamo bay. they were all captured in pakistan and were held for fiechb years. one was sent to estonia, the other to ahman. there are jobbenings at the secret service. four high-ranking executives are out following another critical review and a series of security foul-ups. bill plante reports on the upper management house cleaning. >> four top managers of the secret service, all directors have been told to resign or retire but may seek reassignment in home land security. a fifth has announced his retirement. active joseph clancy said change is necessary. it comes after a series of
embarrassments for the agency. agents hiring prostitutes after a presidential trip to colombia, failure to detect gunshots fired at the white house, and the fence jumper who made it into the white house last fall. a report by an independent commission last month called for new leadership at the agency saying it was too insular and needs to strengthen the culture of accountability. the rank-and-file and even very senior members do not have confidence that the system is compose odd of a fir and consistent manner. it's still without a permanent director following the resignation of julia pierson last october. the panel directed the new director be someone with a law enforcement or nation.
an outdoor mass in manila park could draw a record f million people. i.c.e. may be to blame for a prison bus crash that killed ten people in texas. eight ichb mates and two corrections officers died wednesday in the accident in penwell. an investigation says the bus skidded off the expressway down an embankment and collided with a freight train. one of the victims was about to be paroled when his family learned he was killed. >> he was my pops. we had people here that loved him and cared for him. to understand our love for him instead of looking at the things he does. >> a ups was on the train send
sending packages. am who kwhas come forward to accuse bill cosby of sexual abuse could lead to the first criminal case. she says cosby drugged and assaulted her at the playboy mansion in 2008. more than 15 women have accused cosby of sexual abuse, but previous cases have fallen outside of california's statute of limitations. coming up on the "morning news" at the top of their game, two climbers make history witeep trip up yosemite's el capitan. this is the "cbs morning news." ...we're going to need you on the runway. (vo) don't let a severe cold hold you back. sir? (vo) theraflu starts to get to work in your body in just 5 minutes. (vo) theraflu breaks you free from your worst cold and flu symptoms. (vo) theraflu. serious power.
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right at them and instead of diving down, it bumped their tour boat. no one was hurt in the close encounter. two climbers are celebrating a historic ascent this morning. wednesday they completed what's considered the world's most difficult rock climb. john blackstone reports from yosemite national park. >> reporter: as the two climbers made it to the top of el capitan, they were cheered by friends and family who hiked for miles to greet them as heroes. the crowd had gathered at the summit early in the day but had to wait hours to celebrate. at the top they even got a congratulatory tweet from president obama. the climbers arrived about 500 feet from the top. although the difficult climb was behind them, the sheer granite wall still presented a challenge. kevin jorgenson and tommy caldwell spent seven years planning this adventure, but
they spent much of the time surveying the more difficult lower parts of the route. they haven't been on the top portion for four years. the crowd watching if below grew as they neared the summit. through long lenses they followed the climbers' slow progress. photographer tom evans followed them from the beginning. >> it's a giant step and a big day for yosemite climbing. >> reporter: there was plenty of excitement here in the me doe below el capitan when climbers tommy caldwell and kevin jorgenson finally made it over the top. rock climbers come from around the world to test yosemite's granite walls now they've set a new mark making history. john blackstone, cbs news, yosemite national park. straight ahead in "moneywatch," what not to do on a job interview. and fat fighter. how to con ter obesity. we'll show you how it's designed to trick your brain and help you lose weight. >> announcer: this portion of "cbs morning news" sponsored by
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>> good morning, lauren. customer service could take a little bit longer for people who are looking for help from the irs this year. it is dramatically being cut because of budget cuts. only half of the 100 million people expected to call the agency this year will be able to reach someone. congress cut the irs budget to its lowest level since 1998. low income tax filers will no longer get the help they need, possibly filling out their returns. and tax refunds could be delayed. all of this as taxes get more complicated because of the new health care law. here on wall street, volatility reigns. stocks plunged following a dismal retail spending report. the dow finished 186 points lower. at one point the dow is down nearly 350 points. the s&p 500 fell 11 points. the nasdaq lost 22 points. americans' view of the
national economy is the most positive it's bins since 2007 almost eight years ago, according to a new cbs news poll. 53% now believe the economy is in good shape. that's up 13 points since a year ago. and 56% of those asked now say the local job market is in good condition. and all bets are off at caesars entertainment. the giant casino and hotel company is expected to file for bankruptcy later today. caesars has lost revenue for the last five years. it's been fighting with lenders over plans to cut its debt. the fda approved an appetite suppressing implant designed to beat obesity. the maestro researchable system uses electrodes implanted in the abdomen. the device basically fools the brain into believing the patient's stomach is full. it's approved for people who have tried other weight loss plans and other obesity-related diseases like diabetes.
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reported her son missing this week 20 years after he left home to follow the grateful dead. margarita evans said her son disappeared in 1995. it's not clear why she waited until this week to contact police, but it may have been spurred by a recent discussion on the internet about the 1995 death of an unidentified grateful dead fan in virginia. he had two grateful dead ticket stubs in his pocket, a lighter, but no i.d. investigators are doing a dna test on the unidentified victim to determine if he is callahan. this morning nasa is trying to figure out what triggered an alarm aboard the international space station wednesday. omar villafranca reports on a scare that sent three astronauts from their quarters. >> reporter: astronauts aboard the international space station reopened the hatch to the u.s. side hours after a possible pneumonia leak forced them to evacuate to the russian section.
astronauts wearing masks went in to sample air and took them off when no pneumonia was detected. pneumonia is used to cool the electionrical labs on board the station. >> it would be a very dangerous situation. you can't just open the windows and air the place out. >> we wish we had more. enjoy your impromptu day off a little bit. >> reporter: nasa suspects a faulty computer alarm error start it. tuesday american flight engineer terry burch opened the hatch to start unloading supplies. the astronauts were not in any danger. with the incident behind them station crew members are moving forward with their operations. omar villafranca, cbs news, dallas. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," we'll reveal this year's academy awards nominees. i'm lauren lyster. this is the "cbs morning news." year's academy awards nominees. i'm lauren lyster. this is the c"cbs morning news"."
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here's another look at this morning's top stories. the fbi says an ohio man planned to attack the u.s. capitol and kill government officials. christopher lee cornell is being held in an ohio jail without bail. cornell was arrested and placed in jail. he spoke about his support of islamic militants. >> an secretary of state john kerry arrives in france today. kerry will offer u.s. assistance in the investigation into last week's terrorist attacks. and a french aircraft carrier is headed to the middle east to help in the fight against islamic terrorists. a teenager is being called a hero after helping to save the life of a ft. lauderdale police officer. dr. jon lapook has more on the device that was used just in
time. >> reporter: last september ft. lauderdale police officer franklin foulks was processing jamal rutledge after he violated his probation. all seemed routine until foulks grabbed his chest and collapsed. hiss heart was about to stop. 17-year-old rutledge who was handcuffed kicked the door to get attention of the officers. they used a defibrillator to save the officer's life. doctors say those actions were life-saving. that's because every minute of delay applying a shock to restart the heart lowers the odds of survival by 7% to 10%. dr. clifton calloway is the vice chair of emergency medicine at the university of pittsburgh medical center. >> if we can get an electrical shock to that person in the first few seconds or first few minutes, it has a high chance of working. >> reporter: cpr classes now show people how to use them. instructor sherry fisko of
the training company emergency skills shows just how easy they are to operate. let's say it's time to use the aed. what do you do? >> first thing you do is open the defibrillator and turn it on. when you turn it on, the defibrillator begins speaking and you follow it step by step. >> what's the biggest fear that people have? >> they're going to hurt someone more than they're already hurt. >> and what do you tell them? >> what you're doing is giving them their best opportunity to survive. >> more than 35,000 cardiac arrests happen outside the hospital every year. the american red cross estimates more widespread use of these easy-to-use aeds could save 55,000 lives a year. later this month rutledge will be honored for saving the officer who just handcuffed him. dr. jon lapook, cbs news, new york. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," we'll get the latest from washington on the alleged plot
to attack the u.s. capitol. plus, we'll talk to the two climbers who made history at yosemite's el capitan. and we'll take you to beverly hills for the announcement of this year's announcement of the nominees of the academy awards. that's the "cbs morning news" for this morning. i'm lauren lyster. thanks for watching. have a great day. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com -- captions by vitac www.vitac.com
>> i see three sets of headlights and fog. but it's early, 4:30. it's thursday, january 15. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. it is friday eve. we are just a day away from the weekend. good to have you on board at 4:30. we'll get you out the door with traffic and weather. raise your hand if you ran into a little fog this morning. >> a lot of fog, yeah. >> it was crazy. >> and it all is generating as tule fog in the central valley and slipping west coming over the bay area but it is widespread from santa rosa where visibility is now down to a quarter mile. we've dense fog advisory in place. temperatures in the 60s today. it is a "spare the air" day. here's elizabeth. >> thank you. so this freeway is affected by the fog. highways 4, 680, 24, coming through parts of contra costa county and you may hit some overnight roadwork if you are still traveling on